Finding the perfect meeting space in Memphis is easy. Read on for 8 reasons to meet in the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, as re-shared by our partners at Memphis Tourism.
First, it’s the people. Whether you’re eating the world’s best fried chicken at Gus’ or taking in a warm spring evening at AutoZone Park, home to our Triple-A baseball team, the Memphis Redbirds, you’ll find a common thread: good people. Memphis is Southern hospitality.
Next is our location. Few cities can compete with Memphis’ central location and easy accessibility. Memphis is located in the middle of the country – within a day’s drive for nearly half of the nation’s population. Memphis International Airport offers daily nonstop trans-Atlantic service to Amsterdam with convenient connections to and from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our central location makes Memphis a 3- to 4-hour flight from almost anywhere in the U.S., and since Delta Air Lines has hub status in Memphis, you’ll enjoy convenient and easy connections.
Then there’s the music and nightlife. As the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, you can walk down Beale Street with a cold drink in your hand and hear some of the best music in the South. A good time can happen just about anywhere; it’s that kind of city. But if you find yourself drawn to any of the clubs on Beale, the only problem you’ll have is figuring out which one to check out.
There’s always something going on in Memphis. With more than 100 festivals, Memphis is constantly in motion. Add that to the 60-plus attractions in the city, and you’re sure to find something for everyone in your group.
Then there’s the food: all kinds, and lots of it. You’ll discover why Memphis is the pork barbecue capital of the world when you detect the sweet aroma of barbecue in the air. With five James Beard Award-winning chefs, you will be feasting on signature cuisine, including chic Italian and fine French. And if you want a serious Southern experience, sit down to some fried chicken, grits, cornbread, creamed corn, greens — the list goes on.
Memphis is not only downright fun, it’s downright affordable. Memphis offers costs and rates that average half of nearly all of other major cities. The downtown renaissance convention center expansion and renovation project have resulted in outstanding meeting facilities and space. In fact, no other convention center in the country can offer an in-house performing arts center that connects to the exhibit space.
Conventions come in all sizes, and we can accommodate them all. Between convention halls at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, ballrooms at the Peabody Hotel and state-of-the-art meeting spaces at the FedEx Institute of Technology, there’s a space for you. When the meetings are over and you’ve danced your last dance on Beale, rest easy in one of any of the hotels Memphis has to offer. Whether it’s a quaint B&B or a full-service hotel, let Memphis be your home away from home.
Memphis is committed to serving all the business needs of convention and meeting planners with a convenient, entertaining and affordable package. For more information, contact your Prestige sales representative.
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